Neil Leifer took this photograph of sprinter Carl Lewis during the 1984 Olympics. Lewis won four gold medals that year. Photo from Relentless: The Stories behind the Photographs, by Neil Leifer with Diane K. Shah (University of Texas Press, 2016) Neil Leifer/ Courtesy of Sports Illustrated Content Management hide caption

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Photography

A 'Relentless' Sports Photographer Explains How He Got His Shots

Neil Leifer is behind some of the defining sports images of the past 60 years. In his book Relentless, he describes the special mix of luck and skill that helped him capture those memorable moments.

A 'Relentless' Sports Photographer Explains How He Got His Shots
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North Carolinian Rhiannon Giddens, who opposes HB2, says she struggled with whether to speak out against the bill from stage: "How can I use my platform for good without jeopardizing everything so that I don't have that platform anymore?" Erika Goldring/Getty Images for Americana Music hide caption

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The Record

In North Carolina, Musicians Face Off Against HB2

Stars like Bruce Springsteen canceled North Carolina shows because of the state's "bathroom bill." Others, like Beyonce, played. For local musicians and venues, the decision is a complicated one.

Software coders (from left) William Stevens, Michael Harrison and Brack Quillen work at the Bit Source office in Pikeville, Ky., in February. The year-old firm has trained laid-off coal workers to become software coders. Sam Owens/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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All Tech Considered

From Coal To Code: A New Path For Laid-Off Miners In Kentucky

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The state's coal industry is shrinking fast; more than 10,000 workers have lost their jobs since 2008. A small firm in eastern Kentucky is turning unemployed coal workers into software developers.

From Coal To Code: A New Path For Laid-Off Miners In Kentucky
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Geophysicists announced this week that they have successfully collected key samples from the site of the asteroid strike that likely wiped out the dinosaurs. Joe Tucciarone/Science Source hide caption

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The Two-Way - News Blog

Geologists Find Clues In Crater Left By Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid

Scientists drilling beneath the Gulf of Mexico have hit the layer deposited when an asteroid the size of Staten Island, N.Y., hit Earth. Samples might contain details from that fateful day.

Just like his character Dheepan, Antonythasan Jesuthasan was a separatist fighter in Sri Lanka's civil war. He fled the country and eventually came to France illegally. He's pictured above with Claudine Vinasithamby (Illayaal). Paul Arnaud/Sundance Selects hide caption

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Movie Interviews

'I Don't Think We Really See Migrants,' Says Creator Of New Film 'Dheepan'

French director Jacques Audiard won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his story of a Tamil Tiger who gives up the fight to try to find a better life in France.

'I Don't Think We Really See Migrants,' Says Creator Of New Film 'Dheepan'
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Parallels - World News

In A Major Speech, Kim Jong Un Trumpets 'Great Success' With Nukes

At North Korea's first Workers' Party Congress in 36 years, Kim declares "unprecedented results" in recent nuclear and missile tests. He's shown greater willingness to speak publicly than his father.

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Movie Reviews

'Captain America: Civil War' Is The Mightiest Marvel Movie

"The Vibranium standard for super-team flicks" is reviewer Chris Klimek's take on the 13th Marvel Cinematic Universe movie.

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Television

Beyond 'Sesame Street': A New Sesame Studios Channel On YouTube

Sesame Workshop, the company behind Sesame Street, unveils a new initiative to reach kids in a digital and mobile age. NPR gets a sneak peek.

Beyond 'Sesame Street': A New Sesame Studios Channel On YouTube
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After a spirited Internet response chose Boaty McBoatface as a name for a research ship, Britain's Science minister said a more suitable name was needed. Department for Business, Innovation & Skills hide caption

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Boaty By Another Name: 'Sir David Attenborough' Is Chosen For British Ship

Boaty McBoatface received more than 124,000 votes in an online poll by Britain's Natural Environment Research Council — more than 10 times the 11,000 votes for Attenborough's name.

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Monkey See

Free Comic Book Day 2016: Even Archie Has Something New To Say

Pop Culture Happy Hour regular Glen Weldon runs down all 50 of the books on offer Saturday and explains how you can get your share of the goods.

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Texas Judge Refuses To License Child Care Facility In Immigrant Detention Center

The detention facility was opened to temporarily confine undocumented mothers and children who have been surging across the Texas-Mexico border, fleeing dangerous conditions in Central America.

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Music News

Sturgill Simpson Puts A Paternal Twist On Hard-Edged Country

On A Sailor's Guide to Earth, Simpson focuses on bringing beauty and a sentimental spirit to his buzzed-about country sound. The album is meant to be a musical letter to his wife and son.

Sturgill Simpson Puts A Paternal Twist On Hard-Edged Country
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Code Switch

Churchill Downer: The Forgotten Racial History Of Kentucky's State Song

"My Old Kentucky Home" is sung every year at the Kentucky Derby. Written in 1852 as an anti-slavery ballad, the song has a more sinister meaning upon closer examination.

Churchill Downer: The Forgotten Racial History Of Kentucky's State Song
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Politics

Republican Sen. Ben Sasse Calls For Third Party Challenger To Trump, Clinton

The Nebraska senator has emerged as a sometimes contrary voice in the Republican Party — most recently promising never to vote for Donald Trump. Now he's openly calling for a third way forward.

Republican Sen. Ben Sasse Calls For Third-Party Challenger To Trump, Clinton
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